In line with Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-East Region, ONGC management has approved additional investment of Rs 3104 Crore for drilling of wells and creation of surface facilities to produce gas from Tripura gas fields.
According to ONGC, the objective of the scheme is to produce & supply total gas of 5.1 MMSCMD to various consumers of state for another 20 years through drilling of 153 new wells and creation of new / augmentation of surface infrastructural facilities, laying of 282 km pipe lines of gas grid network & 600 km of well flow lines.
ONGC Tripura Asset has also prepared 5 years (target) master plan of Exploration & Production activities planned for both Western & Eastern part of Tripura. This plan involves year wise drilling plan, identification of requirement of rig resources, surface facilities revamping, work-over inputs, technology inputs etc. Action plan is in place.
A total of 221 wells have been drilled by ONGC in the state till April 2017 and 116 wells are found to be gas bearing which corresponds to the success ratio of 2:1. Presently around 76 wells are available for production with the gas production potential of around 4.3 -4.5 MMSCMD.
ONGC‘s average sales in Tripura has increased from 1.7 MMSCMD (Million Metric Standard Cubic metre per day in 2012-13 to 3.92 MMSCMD In 2016-17, doubling the average gas sale rate and achieved Highest ever annual Gas production of 1427 MMSCM during 2016-17.